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Fabrication and characterization of crystalline cupric oxide (CUO) films by simple immersion technique

Sahdan, Mohd Zainizan and M. F. Nurfazliana, M. F. Nurfazliana and Embong, Zaidi and Ahmad, Z. and Saim, Hashim (2015) Fabrication and characterization of crystalline cupric oxide (CUO) films by simple immersion technique. In: 2nd International Materials, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Conference (MIMEC 2015), 4-6 February 2015, Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia.


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Cupric oxide (CuO) is one of the most promising p-type semiconducting materials used in p-n junction solar cells. Most of the researchers use electrochemical deposition (ECD) to deposit CuO film. However, it always requires a conductive substrate and the resulting film is porous. In this work, we demonstrated a simple method using an immersion technique to deposit nanostructured CuO for p-n solar cell application. Compared to ECD which end up with only pyramid-like structure, an immersion technique offers flexibility on the CuO nanostructures such as spheres, particles, diamond etc. This technique also offers higher deposition rate which allow deposition at thicker thickness. The adherence to the substrate can be manipulated depending on the pH of the solution. The resuling film was tested into a p-n solar cell using configuration of Au/ZnO/Cuo/ITO/glass. Although there is no efficiency obtained under the solar radiation, it shows a solar cell characteristic with open circuit voltage (Voc) of 1.5V

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cupric oxide; solar cells; open circuit voltage; immersion technique
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS200-770 Metal manufactures. Metalworking
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 03:38
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 03:38
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6829
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